Ferguson: De Gea wobbles, gets up again and now he’s walking

by Sam Peoples

Sir Alex Ferguson has staunchly defended David de Gea in the pre-match press conference ahead of Real Madrid tomorrow.

With de Gea sitting by his side, Ferguson slammed the criticism that the 22-year-old goalkeeper has received so far in his Manchester United career.

Speaking to the press, Ferguson said: “David has shown his character because he has taken a lot of criticism and sometimes unfair criticism.

“What we’re good at is developing people. Bit by bit it’s a like a young kid moving forward – he wobbles, gets up, wobbles, gets up again and now he’s walking.”

That’s a great line from Ferguson – He wobbles, gets up, wobbles, gets up again and now he’s walking – and it is exactly what has happened to de Gea.

He has overcome fierce criticism and answered his doubters with phenomenal performances. Right now, he is in the best form he has shown since he made the move from Spain and the Madrid born goalkeeper will be relishing the prospect of beating his old foes Madrid in their own back yard.

De Gea spent his whole career at arch-rivals Atletico Madrid before moving to Manchester so expect him to be fired up for tomorrow. Given the attacking talent that Madrid have in their team, he is definitely going to have to be at his best if United have any chance of keeping Madrid from scoring.

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Ademola Reliable 02/13/2013 - 07:47

As i do see him at d goal post,dere is confidence within me. Now wit ful confidence afta al criticisms. He remains my numba 1.

Malik abiodun 02/13/2013 - 07:11

I tink de gea has proved 2 d criticisers dt he wnt 2 b cum legend @ man united,kip it up boy n i wanna c u tru clean sheet 2dy in spain.United til i quench so help me ALLAH wit united

Tj 02/12/2013 - 20:47

I still love the way the media ripped hart to shreds for his howler at the weekend, really warmed me knowing that they doing their jobs and not just unfairly targeting david…. Oh wait they dint did they, they went out their way to defend joe like the hypocrite trash they are!

Abbas 02/12/2013 - 21:02

It wasn’t Hart’s fault man. It was the sleeves! Made from foreign imported cotton as well

Kenneth 02/12/2013 - 20:19

David is my number1 choice keeper i love seeing in that goalpost, i always have faith in him when he his there…U are a success in the united post…

Femi 02/12/2013 - 20:00

Great david! I know d lad is good bt let those opponents continue 2 say whatever,as that wl also mak him more perfect


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